Monday, December 1, 2008

Drive


Just another Friday morning kids off to school with Mr Sesame just me and wee boy at home...as most of my days just roll into each other lately I decided to head off shopping for the morning...Babs had gone off to school in his jeans because none of his trackkie bottoms are suitable for PE day any more..they have either the knees out or have shrunk...so a trip to Penney's was in order and still had christmas shopping to start...so Navan here we come...



Hopped in the car and noticed the temperature gauge was 1.5 degrees and the frost symbol flashing....so took it handy..roads seemed pretty dry though....had gone near 2 mile and in a split second we were sliding all over the road....the back of the car couldn't make up it's mind which side of the road it wanted to be on...at one stage we were heading for someone's wall but managed to get it away...I was like a rally driver turning the wheel this way and that way, hard and fast as I could, not having a clue what I was doing. Somehow I was managing to keep it on the road and then the ESB pole was waiting for us....by some grace of God and what was my final twist of the wheel and we cruised past it and up she went into the ditch....there was no major impact and I couldn't believe we just stopped.


Sitting up there, tilted to the side, my first thought was how am I still alive and I shouted at wee boy to see if he was okay...thankfully he was totally unaware what had just happened but I was terrified to move in case the car toppled over...the engine was still running so turned it off and then there was an angel looking in at us...Bernie (who's wall was lucky to be still in one piece) and seen the whole thing from her window and came running out in her slippers to help us...then 2 men arrived on the scene...our doors were wedged shut but bit of brute force and they opened the back door and got wee boy out....was no point even considering getting out the passenger side as we were high up as you can see here in pic 2...so I managed to climb into the back and get out that way.....I know now it was probably shock but I laughed at the state of my 'parking'...In some sort of twisted way I was proud of myself...if that makes me a freak den hey I'll wear the hat....


Bernie was very kind to leave us back up home and as Murphy's Law would have it I couldn't get anyone on the phone....Mr Sesame on tea break with no mobile....me Ma and Da gone shopping and me bro (the mechanic and recovery guy) had phone switched off and it's never off....so I sat holding and hugging and kissing wee boy till it got too much for him and he told me to stop and wriggled off my knees...eventually I got in touch with my brother and everyone else thereafter...had the car back home by evening still driveable just needing new front bumper but took me days before I sat back into it....am still a bit stiff and sore but lucky to be able to tell the tale......a week on and still haven't got trackkie bottoms for Babs...but who cares am just thankful to have another day with everyone....


12 comments:

jazzygal said...

Sesame....you poor thing. How terribly scary for you and Wee Boy. I'm SO glad you both got through it alright.

You know, I can't get things like this out of my head....especially at this time of the year. It's so tragic to hear about serious accidents at Christmas. I mean that woman only 2 weeks ago losing her life trying to catch up with the schoolbus?? It's just so awful.

Your Guardian Angel ( and your Earthly Angel!)definitely looking out for you that day!

Hope your story makes everyone who reads it more cautious on the roads.....especially this time of the year. XX J

Anonymous said...

Oh my God - if you ever go to Hollywood you can do your own stunts! I can't even imagine the shock and fear you must have felt for yourself and the baby. Glad you are OK, mind yourself, V

Nan P. said...

Sesame, that is an adventure and a half, yet one of those things no one wants to go through.

I checked the hat, and you are certianly not one! Shock helps laugh at what could have been very tragic.

Keep safe, girl, keep safe.

And by the way, did you say Navan??? That is not THAT FAR from where I live...

Sesame said...

Was thinking about her that morning Jazz when the frost sign lit up in the car...damn the black ice...one of her kids goes to my old school...it's so cruel..

V..I still dont think it has hit me yet..made a conscious decision to try not to think about what might have happened and that keeps me sane...

NanP. am a Meath woman living in Cavan so if your a fellow Royaler its even more of a pleasure to know you...think in general I am one of those people who laughs at the most inappropriate times...

Nick McGivney said...

that's a happy ever after tale for Christmas, Sesame. Well done onthe Starsky and Hutch parking. I know that feeling, and you did great. Next time save it for the rink, ok?
:)

Sesame said...

Cheers Nick...from a guy I am takin that as a compliment and running with it...was more of a Dukes of Hazzard fan myself..
fancied myself as Daisy even had the cowboy boots...am hoping never to repeat that stunt..xx

Lynanne said...

Oh. My. Goodness! I'm just now catching up. How absolutely terrifying!! Thank the light that you are all ok!

Boo'sblog said...

Poor Sesame! I hope you feel better now.
xx

Sesame said...

Lynanne thanks for droppin by...I appreciate it considering all you have goin on..
Mr Boo..we are really doing well after our adventure..thank you too..xx

lisadom said...

Sesame, How are you doing?
I was signed in to Boo's Blog there so I wanted you to know I was thinking of you.

And Vals right, we should follow the wicked woman and sleep late, wait until all the ice is gone, the roads are safe and take it very easy at this time of year. So what if the kids are late for school, what are they going to miss, Algebra?
Take care of yourself. xx

Lynanne said...

I just popped in to say, "Hi!" I'm hoping your Jan 1 was a lot less eventful than your Dec 1.

Sesame said...

Tanx Lynanne...it was..although had i been behind the wheel on Jan 1 would have probably ended up the same way..."never EVER drink and drive"...haha..